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School Violence Prevention and Response

Preventing School Violence

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Adam Coughran, President, Safe Kids, Inc.  During the conversation, they discussed proactive strategies for preventing violence in schools, focusing on the importance of communication channels within schools, behavioral awareness, and community involvement to aid in early detection and […]

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Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability

As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to […]

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Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online […]

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Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators, […]

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world. Studies have shown […]

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Education & EdTech
Understanding Threat Assessment

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, host Dr. Amy Grosso sat down with Heilit Biehl, Director of Judicial Services, Jeffco Public Schools in Jefferson County Colorado, Board of Directors Vice-Chair for the “I Love U Guys” Foundation and President of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment […]

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One-of-a-kind shopping experiences
The Resurgence of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: One-of-a-kind Shopping Experiences Are Turning Customers into Brand Ambassadors
April 24, 2024

In the convenient world of e-commerce, big box stores are seeing a resurgence. Chains like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Target are experimenting with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that can turn casual shoppers into loyal fans. In a recent Experts Talk roundtable, Allen Adamson, Co-Founder at Metaforce, highlighted how one-of-a-kind shopping experiences make for exciting […]

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digital augmentations
Revolutionize Customer Engagement Through Digital Augmentations in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

The digital transformation of retail experiences in physical stores has become crucial as big-box retailers strive to maintain their relevance and competitive edge in a digital era. These retailers are embedding interactive features and digital augmentations in their physical locations to offer unique, engaging customer experiences. This approach merges the tactile allure of in-store […]

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experiences
Enthusiastic and Trained Employees can Enhance Experiences and Drive Success in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

In today’s retail landscape, big-box retailers are emphasizing the importance of their physical locations, even as the digital marketplace continues to expand. Stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are not just maintaining their brick-and-mortar presence but are actively enhancing it with features like interactive elements and new store openings. This reassertion of the […]

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The Coexistence of Big Box and Small Retail Relies on Synergistic Relationships
April 24, 2024

Despite being long time competitors, big box retailers and small local businesses can both coexist in ways that benefit the other. Of course, both retail formats are different but by maintaining their core business models, the two can bank and leverage their strengths and still be open to synergistic relationships. During an episode of […]

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Other Podcasts
From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus
April 5, 2024

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness​. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a “math war.” Amidst […]

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Empowering Young Minds: Building Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking for a Safe Online Future
April 3, 2024

As digital technology and social media permeate every aspect of our lives, the conversation surrounding their impact on education and young minds is more relevant than ever. As we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and human development, the implications for our children’s mental health, identity formation, and social skills cannot be […]

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Increasing Personalized Learning in Modern Classrooms
April 3, 2024

Personalized learning is gaining traction in the rapidly evolving education landscape. With the integration of technology and the push for more individualized instruction, educators seek ways to cater to each student’s unique needs and strengths. In a recent episode of Unbox Innovation, a Boxlight Podcast, host Amy Chodroff sat down with Nick Gearing, Training […]

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Merge Daily Personalized Tutoring with Advanced Tech in Schools for Peak Academic Growth
April 2, 2024

In recent years, the educational landscape has been significantly disrupted, first by the pandemic and now by the integration of new technologies and teaching methodologies. As we navigate this evolution, one age-old method, tutoring, has emerged at the forefront, albeit with a modern twist. This resurgence is driven by the stark realization that traditional […]

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Securing Our Schools: Threat Assessments, Access Control, and Analytics
March 26, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Bruce Canal, Executive Lead for K-12 / Higher Education at Genetec, Inc. During the conversation, they focused on several critical aspects of enhancing safety in educational environments, including threat Assessments, access Control, and analytics. Key Takeaways: • The […]

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Thoughts on Effectively Equipping Educators for Impact
March 25, 2024

The demands of an increasingly complex education landscape increase the need for effectively equipping educators to transform the learning environment. This episode of Just Thinking, with host Kevin Dougherty, examines this pressing issue with Dr. Sam Nix, the Chief of Schools for the Duncanville Independent School District. Dr. Nix offers a wealth of experience […]

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Just Thinking…About Edgar. Effective Grant Management in Education with Cory Green
March 25, 2024

Grant management in education takes center stage in a compelling discussion on Just Thinking, where host Kevin Dougherty engages with Cory Green, the Associate Commissioner for Grant Compliance and Administration at the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This insightful conversation sheds light on the intricacies and challenges of overseeing state and federal grant programs within […]

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The Power of Boxlight Technologies Transforms Clayton County Public Schools
March 18, 2024

The landscape of education has seen much evolution and school districts like Clayton County Public Schools have emerged as a beacon of innovation and commitment to student achievement, thanks to the leadership of Dr. Anthony Smith, district staff, educators, and the Boxlight team. Recognizing the central role of technology in modern learning, the district […]

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Self-Injury Awareness Month
March 12, 2024

School Safety Today podcast, presented by Raptor Technologies.  In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, host Dr. Amy Grosso sat down with Bree Borgsteadt, LCSW-S, Director of Outpatient Services at Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute.  During the conversation, they discussed Self-Injury Awareness Month and the importance of understanding, identifying, and addressing self-injury among […]

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